Bradley lifts BoSox in 14th


Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday.

With the score tied 4-4 after 13 innings, the White Sox ran out of pitchers after Daniel Webb threw 59 pitches in three innings, so manager Robin Ventura turned to Garcia (0-1) to start the 14th. Garcia is the first White Sox position player to take the mound since Casper Wells pitched a scoreless inning last June.

Garcia retired the first two batters, but then walked Daniel Nava and Jonathan Herrera, and Bradley followed with his big hit.

Chris Capuano (1-0) pitched 2⅔ innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Burke Badenhop got the final out for his first save of the season.

Each team blew a lead in the ninth inning or later.

The Red Sox managed just four hits, but took advantage of 11 walks issued by Chicago pitching, including seven after the seventh inning.

The White Sox have had a strong start to the season in every area except the bullpen. Before Wednesday’s struggles, Chicago relievers had allowed 29 earned runs in 40 innings pitched for an ERA of 6.53.

In scoring twice in the eighth and ninth innings, Boston had just one hit — a weak infield single down the third-base line — but were walked six times in the two innings by White Sox relievers.

Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run homer to extend his hitting streak to begin the season, and John Danks allowed one run in six innings to give White Sox a 3-1 lead after seven innings.

For Boston, Dustin Pedroia doubled to left field in the first inning and scored as the next batter, Xander Bogaerts, singled to center.

Rangers 3, Mariners 2

In Arlington, Texas, Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth as the Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney (0-1), beating Seattle in a game that started as a battle of aces.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a row before Martin’s leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big right-hander’s night.

Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for Texas.

Pedro Figueroa (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first major league victory.

Angels 5, Athletics 4 (12)

In Anaheim, Chris Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th inning against Drew Pomeranz, giving Los Angeles a victory over Oakland.

Orioles 3, Rays 0

In Baltimore, Miguel Gonzalez (1-1) and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones.

Indians 3, Tigers 2

In Detroit, Yan Gomes hit a two-run triple, and Zach McAllister (2-0) allowed one run and four hits in six innings.

Royals 6, Astros 4 (11)

In Houston, Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th to lift Kansas City over the Astros.

Norichika Aoki went 0-for-1 with a walk for the Royals.

Blue Jays at Twins —ppd.


Giants 2, Dodgers 1

In San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the Giants to a victory over rival Los Angeles and into first place in the NL West. Reds 4, Pirates 0

In Cincinnati, Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Reds past Pittsburgh.

Cueto (1-2) limited the Pirates to three hits and struck out a career-high 12.

Braves 1, Phillies 0

In Philadelphia, Atlanta’s Julio Teheran (3-1) retired his first 12 batters and pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game in 38 career starts.

Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits. Cliff Lee (2-2) struck out 13 and pitched around 11 hits in a complete game, throwing a career-high 128 pitches.

Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2

In Phoenix, Dillon Gee (1-0) retired his first 14 batters and allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as New York completed a three-game sweep.

Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand in which it led at the end of just one inning and dropped to 1-11 in home games, including a pair of losses in Australia that started the season. At 4-14, the Diamondbacks are off to their worst 18-game start.

Brewers 5, Cardinals 1

In Milwaukee, Wily Peralta (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in 6⅓ innings as the hosts avoided a series sweep against St. Louis.

Nationals 6, Marlins 3

In Miami, Jayson Werth’s homer scored three unearned runs against Jose Fernandez as Washington overcome a 3-0 deficit.

Padres 4, Rockies 2

In San Diego, Andrew Cashner pitched into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia drove in two runs to lift the Padres to a win over Colorado.